Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 30 km north of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, December 16, 2013 12:38:36
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 71 km depth
16 Dec 01:58 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2013 01:38:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, December 16, 2013 12:38:36
Depth: 70.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.8149°S / 167.4968°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||71 km||30km NNE of Norsup, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.1||80 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 4.9||39 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
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